Scottish chemical producer adds oilfield entrepreneur to its board

Nick Beeson, Stakam Limited non executive director

ARBROATH-based chemical production company and polymer specialist, Stakam Limited, has recruited former oilfield executive Nick Beeson as non executive director. 

Stakam was established in 2016 and has a developed an ability to craft its chemicals to client-specific requirements before scaling up production to commercial volumes.

The company recently switched part of its production to the polymers used to manufacture hand sanitiser gels in order to respond to shortages in international supply chains.

Nick has spent more than 25 years in the oil & gas sector, including 7 years serving in executive roles with Baker Hughes.

After completing an MBA at Robert Gordon University in 2016, Nick co-founded EBar Initiatives

Nick said:: “I am delighted to be joining another such entrepreneurially-minded team.

“I am looking forward to help bring more chemical manufacturing jobs to Scotland. I’ll now be working closely with Ali, leveraging my recent start-up experience and mentoring him as he leads his team through what is going to be a very exciting period of growth”. 

Alistair Watson, managing director, said: “Many people don’t appreciate the world-class capabilities and unique resources that we have up here in the north east of Scotland.

“There is a high concentration of experienced engineers who can apply their capabilities to new opportunities, just as we have done at Stakam. They already have the safety and quality culture that we need to ensure that we produce high quality products without hurting ourselves or the environment.”

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